Fortress of Solitude

Fortress of Solitude

There are a few things that immediately impress you if you spend anytime around real boxers.  The first is how hard they work and how little they get in return for their effort.  The second is how much of a solitary life it is.  Hours upon hours spent alone sweating in an empty gym just practicing and building stamina.  Finally, it is the close almost paternal relationship that exists between the boxer and their coach.  I tried to capture all of that in these shots.